Older patients are harder hit by hospital-acquired infections

07/22/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Approximately 1.7 million Americans incur hospital-acquired health care-associated infections annually, with 45% of them aged 65 and older, according to a fact sheet released by the Alliance for Aging Research. Central line-associated bloodstream infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections and ventilator-associated pneumonia were among the most common forms of HAIs. "When infections do occur in the older population, the burden of illness is high and often the outcome is less favorable," National Foundation for Infectious Diseases President Thomas File said.

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